A special episode about King Alfred the Great, starring Tom Rosenthal. Watch Alfred argue with his older brothers then defeat the Vikings using his cunning hit-and-run tactics, summoning the spirit of Ed Sheeran. Meanwhile, across the world, Ant and Dec host a very special Chinese edition of I’m A Celebrity, and the Egyptians tell us how healthcare should really be done. With of course, our host Rattus to guide the way!
Monday 25th May 2015
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The Saxons: Meet the 4 brave brothers, with addition to their youngest, weakest but most knowledgeable brother Alfred-he, however, manages to live longer than most of them do! (Television series trailer)
Aethelred, Alfred’s brother, makes sure he wins against the Vikings by praying-but is that the most helpful tactic?
A local business lady gets confused with the new form of language: sarcasm
SONG: I’m Out of Town: He fought the Vikings and grew up to be a great warrior and King-but of all the great things he did, he never burnt the cakes!
“I’m a Chinese Celebrity Get Me Outta Here!”: Emperor Wu Zeitan easily passes the Bushtucker trial, with many of her national food favourites
“Who do I wish I was?”: Welsh monk Asser helps King Alfred discover his family History… and helps even more to make things up!
Historical Shopping Channel: Saxon Hour: King Alfred guest stars with two of his own products-which aren’t for killing Viking
Kings we get from the Saxon era: Alfred had a pretty great name, but not all the Kings of the era did
Horrible Histories Health Direct: Some strange Saxon advice doesn’t prove helpful… no wonder why!
Histories Craziest Fools: Judge Pope Stephen VI: This judge takes a skeleton to court and sees right through him!
England’s great school’s, army, villages and many other great things are not quite the talk of Europe as King Alfred discovers-it’s much more personal!
Chatty Deaths: King Alfred: Earning the title ‘Great’ pleases Alfred, but the stories of the cakes don’t!
I’m Out of Town (Parody of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego House’)